Follow these simple instructions when you deploy a new Multi-Tech 3G modem. The steps cover:
This is required only if you intend to install an MMS communication line in smsPULSE.
Before you begin we suggest you obtain the MMS connection information from your cell phone. Do this first if you intend to try the modem using your existing SIM. To verify that the details are correct we also recommend that you check that all is working OK with your SIM by sending and receiving MMS with another handset. Once verified you are ready to copy the details and keep these for use when configuring a communication line in sms.ADMIN.
For example, this is where we get the MMS configuration from an iPhone 4 device. (Settings\General\Network\Cellular Data Network)
Note: Please be aware that if the APN you use is wrong, when connecting to the network all other IP connections on this host may be temporarily off. In such a case make sure you use the correct APN for the carrier. The APN is specified in a Communication Line record, part of the smsLINES setup.
Note: Take care not to drop the SIM into the modem internal space. If the SIM drops, you will need to get it out with somthing like tweezers (not supplied).
The modem is supplied with a CD-ROM and the driver is available on it. The simplest way to install the drivers is while adding a modem, as follows:
In Windows, start Control Panel
Once the driver has loaded you will see a new modem on the list, like this:
Some modems require that you send them AT commands to enable proper operations. The commands here tell the modem what memory to use for messages. To issue the command to the modem we'll use a terminal application such as Hyper Teminal. If Windows has not installed this on your computer, do so now, otherwise you may download it from here.
Run the terminal application.
After you name the connection, select the modem via its COM port, and not its TAPI name, like so:
The modem will respond with "OK"
So that you can see what you are typing, type this and hit return:
Until you type the above you will only see "OK".
Now type exactly as you see below:
Now type, exactly as you see below:
This is it, you are done. You can close the terminal program.
You are now ready to configure smsLINES (part of smsPULSE) to use the new modem. See the smsPULSE help for full details, or click here. In general, smsPULSE needs to be installed and started. When smsLINES starts for the first time it will detect your new TAPI modem and automatically create a communication line for it. The type will be GSM but if you require MMS you will need to use the TAPI name and convert it to MM1 type. This is done simply by clicking on the link at the bottom of your Communication Line form.
Once your communication line is set it will operate in evaluation mode.